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Megaxinus

Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae

Taxonomy
Megaxinus was named by Brugnone (1880) [Sepkoski's age data: T Ol R]. It is extant. Its type is Lucina rostrata.

It was reranked as Miltha (Megaxinus) by Woodring (1925); it was reranked as Saxolucina (Megaxinus) by Glibert and de Heinzelin (1954).

It was assigned to Miltha by Woodring (1925); to Saxolucina by Glibert and de Heinzelin (1954); to Lucininae by Cox et al. (1969) and Woodring (1982); and to Veneroida by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Megaxinus Brugnone p. 146
1925Miltha (Megaxinus) Woodring p. 116
1954Saxolucina (Megaxinus) Glibert and de Heinzelin p. 334
1969Megaxinus Cox et al. p. 498
1982Megaxinus Woodring p. 622
2002Megaxinus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
phylumMollusca
classBivalvia
Eubivalvia
subclassAutobranchia(Groblen 1894)
RankNameAuthor
infraclassHeteroconchia(Cox 1960)
CardiomorphiFerussac 1822
CardioniFerussac 1822
LucinidiaGray 1854
orderLucinida(Stoliczka 1871)
superfamilyLucinoideaFleming 1828
familyLucinidaeFleming 1828
subfamilyLucininaeFleming 1828
genusMegaxinusBrugnone 1880

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available